"Jenny was fantastic - she was very informative and had very helpful handouts. This course was important, useful and productive."
TWO NEW COURSES
Supporting Staff Emotional Well
Being: Mental Health in the Workplace
will explore issues surrounding supporting mental health issues in the
workplace. Mental health problems have a big impact on staff sickness,
retention, job performance and productivity, through exploring this issue we
can identify how to be effective in supporting individual members of staff and
generally creating a mentally healthy workplace.
how to assess how your setting supports and promotes health and well being of
strategies and policies which can be implemented to promote a sense of well
being and support individuals.
to organisations that can offer further help.
This course is for managers and
leaders in settings, area managers and those in a role that supports staff and
is a whole day course.
The Laughter Factor
will explore the importance of laughter as a source of joy and pleasure in
children and how maybe, we should be thinking about the ‘laughter factor’
first, when planning activities and experiences.
- Identify the importance of laughter
and its link with emotional well being.
- How laughter supports positive
- How we can encourage more laughter in
early years settings.
- The all round positive impact of
course is for anyone working with children in an early years setting and is a
half day course
The training I deliver covers a wide range of subject areas and can be tweeked to fit your needs. My aim is to work with practitioners to help them reflect and develop their practice, feel inspired in their work and ultimately bring about better outcomes for children.
Practitioners need to feel engaged and involved during courses, so we discuss, we think, we talk and we do, sometimes on our own, sometimes in a small group and sometimes everyone together. I rarely use powerpoint, whilst I believe it has its place, I feel active learning is much more productive.
Here are just some of the benefits of attending one of my training courses:
- a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
- an opportunity to reflect on current practice away from the setting
- being challenged to look at how best to move forward
- receive new ideas
- generate clear goals and targets for implementation on return to the setting
- practical ideas and suggestions which are effective for all types of settings
- a realistic approach
- training from an experienced and knowledgable early years professional
NEW COURSE - QUALITY OF TEACHING IN EARLY YEARS
This course unpicks, unravels and reveals what quality teaching is in early years and the definition of teaching for the youngest children. Drawing on practical examples with opportunity for reflection, it considers the issues in relatable style.
Consideration will be given to:
- To reflect on what ‘teaching’ in the early years means in practice.
- To consider how we provide a framework in practice for quality child led learning and effective teaching.
- To reflect on and identify best practice.
- The routine as a framework.
- Significance of the continuous provision.
- Quality interactions and the role of the practitioner.
- Being responsive to children and in the moment teaching/planning.
- Impact on learning.